Business advice


It’s time to get “good crazy”: Top five tips for start-ups from incoming NICTA new ventures director Andrew Stead

6:10PM | Thursday, 27 June 2013 |  Entrepreneurial dynamo Andrew Stead has been named director of new ventures for information technology research centre National ICT Australia (NICTA) and given StartupSmart his top five tips for start-ups.

World-leading Startup Engineering course now available online and free

6:20PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 |  Entrepreneurs plotting a technology start-up can now learn from the very best the world has to offer, online and for free.

Weekend start-up training coming to a city near you

6:26PM | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 |  The opportunity to build a start-up in a weekend with expert support and mentoring is back, with Startup Weekends set to take place in Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast in July, and Melbourne and Perth later this year.

Celebrate your start-up journey

9:34PM | Thursday, 1 September 2011 |  My instruction for today is very simple – plan to do something this weekend to recognise the amazing journey that you are on as an entrepreneur.

Should you pay a consultant for advice when starting up?

11:41PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 |  Money may be tight, but an external person can often see the flaws and risks that the love you have for your start-up has blinded you to. BY POLLY McGEE.

Learn Steve Jobs’ big lesson

10:09PM | Friday, 7 October 2011 |  Many start-up entrepreneurs launch their businesses with dreams of changing the world, only to find that they get stuck in the grind of actually surviving and then thriving. Don’t stop trying to do “something wonderful”.

Don’t be left listless

9:49PM | Thursday, 1 September 2011 |  This week's best of the web is packed with lists of everything from the US' top entrepreneurs to workplace jargon, as well as some original Nike sketches.

Advisor whiplash

8:59PM | Thursday, 25 August 2011 |  Ask enough people for advice on your start-up and you'll inevitably get conflicting opinions. Here's a guide for how to take it all in. BY NIKI SCEVAK.

The rise of the New York tech scene and terrible VC meetings

6:44PM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 |  From how to make it big in the Big Apple to six (more) reasons to love the internet, we’ve got your round-up of the best weekend reads.

10 government start-up services you need to know

11:40PM | Thursday, 25 November 2010 |  10 government start-up services you need to know about.